Course Code: GLC2O
Unit Titles (Time + Sequence)
Unit 1: What in the World?
Time: 14 hours
In this unit, students will explore current economic and societal trends and opportunities in order to assist them in making more informed career/life choices. By examining concepts of success, students will develop an understanding and examine it in the context of their own lives. Students will begin to articulate how their special interests direct their career/life decisions. The unit sets the stage for students to navigate a changing world and to recognize that a career is not just an occupational destination but a lifelong journey. Students will demonstrate effective research, communication and teamwork skills.
Unit 2: Now Me!
Time: 22 hours
Students will develop an awareness of the positive impact that young people have on their own development, their school, their community, and the world. Through a variety of experiences, they will profile their learning styles, strategies, interests, abilities, characteristics, and competencies. This process will empower them to construct their present and future career paths as they explore their world. They will gain an understanding of the variety of volunteer, part-time work, summer, educational, and leadership opportunities and exchanges which will further develop and clarify their transferable skills. Students will demonstrate self-promotion strategies for their current goal and will recognize the value of these strategies in career planning in a changing world.
Unit 3: I Am the Future
Time: 23 hours (includes 10 hours – Final Evaluation Tasks)
Students will relate what they have learned about themselves, the world of work, and community involvement to options for present and future opportunities. They will hypothesize how societal and economic trends may affect them and influence their choices. They will begin to construct a road map – goal setting for their own personal “success” destination. Through the application of the decision-making model they will develop action plans. Students will synthesize their learning of the career/life journey and articulate the key questions they will use as tools for future planning, transition and change. This unit includes the final evaluation tasks.